Don't miss the final two home games of the season for women's basketball, as well as the Pac-10 Championships for wrestling and swimming and diving.
Feb. 21, 2011
Events This Week:
Men's Basketball (10-16 2-12 Pac-10)
at UCLA * Thursday * 8 p.m. (PT)/9 p.m. (MT) * Los Angeles, Calif. * Game televised by FSN and radio is KTAR 620 AM.
at USC * Saturday * 3:30 p.m. (PT)/4:30 p.m. (MT) * Los Angeles, Calif. * FS Arizona and KTAR 620 AM on the call.
Game times for the last two home contests are 6:30 p.m. (MT) on Thursday, March 3, vs. Oregon and 2 p.m. (MT) on Saturday, March 5, vs. Oregon State (Senior Day).
Last Week: Lost 79-62 to Washington (2/17) - won 71-69 vs. Washington State (2/19)
Women's Basketball (16-8, 8-6 Pac-10) final two home games of the season
hosts USC * Thursday * 6:30 p.m. (MT) * Wells Fargo Arena
hosts No. 9 UCLA * Saturday * 8:30 p.m. (MT) * Wells Fargo Arena
Last Week: Won 71-63 at Washington (2/17) - won 55-47 at Washington State (2/19)
hosts Delaware in a four-game series * Feb. 25-27 * Packard Stadium. The ASU schedule is as follows:
- Friday at 6:30 p.m. (MT)
- Saturday doubleheader at 1 p.m. (MT)
- Sunday at 12:30 p.m. (MT)
Last Week: Won 8-2 (2/18) - won 8-1 (2/20) - won 7-5 (2/20) - all vs. New Mexico (rain delayed game two and suspended game four)
OFF (next event is the USC Invitational, Feb. 28-March 1, in Westlake Village, Calif.
Last Week: Finished 5th (+23) at the Battle at the Beach in Newport, Calif. Junior Philip Francis finished in 7th with a 1-over par 211 and senior Scott Pinckney tied for 10th at 3-over par 213.
Track & Field
at MPSF Indoor Championships * Friday-Saturday * All Day * Seattle, Wash.
Last Week: Men and Women both won team titles at the Lumberjack Invitational in Flagstaff, Ariz. ASU won 13 events (seven men, six women) and posted 10 marks in the ASU All-Time Top 10.
hosts Michigan State in a three-game series * Friday - Sunday * Farrington Stadium. The ASU schedule is as follows:
- Friday at 7 p.m. (MT)
- Saturday 7 p.m. (MT)
- Sunday at 12 p.m. (MT)
Last Week: Went 4-0 at the Littlewood Classic in Tempe, Ariz. Registered two wins over Seattle University (10-0/13-2) and wins over Illinois State (13-4) and Idaho State (16-1).
#8 Water Polo (2-4, 0-1 MPSF)
at UC Irvine Invitational * Saturday-Sunday * Irvine, Calif. The ASU schedule is as follows:
- vs. #10 San Jose State, Saturday, 10:15 a.m. (PT)/11:15 a.m. (MT), at Corona del Mar HS
- vs. #1 Stanford/CS Bakersfield, Saturday, winners meet at 2 p.m. (PT)/3 p.m. (MT), losers meet at 3:15 p.m./4:15 p.m. (MT), at Corona del Mar HS
- vs. TBD, Sunday, TBD
- vs. TBD, Sunday, TBD (placement match)
Wrestling (5-11, 1-4 Pac-10)
at Pac-10 Championships * Sunday * All day * Corvallis, Ore.
at the All State Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship * Sunday - Tuesday (3/1) * New Orleans, La.
Last Week: Finished 2nd (+31) at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge Feb. 14-16 in Palos Verdes, Calif., ahead of No. 2 UCLA. Junior Carlota Ciganda took first place (+2).
at USF * Saturday * 11 a.m. (MT)/12 p.m. (CT) * Austin, Texas
at Texas * Sunday * 9 a.m. (MT)/10 a.m. (CT) * Austin, Texas
Last Week: Off. Kelcy McKenna jumped up in the ITA national singles rankings from 34 to 17th.
at Stanford * Sunday * 2 p.m. (PT)/3 p.m. (MT) * Palo Alto, Calif.
Last Week: Defeated No. 13 Washington 195.750-195.450
Swimming and Diving
at Pac-10 Women's Swimming Championships (counts for Territorial Cup) * Wednesday-Saturday * Seattle, Wash. * Rebecca Ejdervik won the Pac-10 Championship last season in the 100 breast and will look to defend title.
at Pac-10 Diving Championships * Thursday-Saturday * Seattle, Was. * Divers Riley McCormick, Constantin Blaha and Elina Eggers will look to defend their Pac-10 Championships, after sweeping the awards for the Sun Devils.
Three Pitchforks of the Week
Bronze Pitchfork - Brittany Schuett (Gymnastics)
Schuett, a junior, scored a career-high 9.900 on her first vault of the year and her first since her freshman season. After tying for second in the vault and, with the gap narrowing between Washington and ASU, Schuett performed solidly in her floor routine, scoring a 9.850 to tie for the event win. The Sun Devils had to hit everything perfect on floor and they did, for an upset of No. 13 Washington, 195.750-195.450.
Silver Pitchfork - Kimberly Brandon (W. Basketball)
Brandon nearly averaged a double-double for the weekend (17.0 points, 9.5 rebounds) in helping lead ASU to wins at Washington (71-63 on Thursday) and at Washington State (55-47 on Saturday), ASU's first back-to-back wins since the first weekend of conference play. Brandon connected on 58 percent of her shot attempts (11-19) and 92 percent of her free throws (11-12) for the weekend. She was the only Sun Devil to score in double figures in Saturday's 55-47 win at Washington State as she scored 15 of her career-high 21 points in the second half. She also grabbed 10 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season and tied her career high with four steals. With ASU down 44-38, Brandon scored on a layup, which began ASU's 17-3 run over the last 5:32 of the game. She would score eight of ASU's points during the scoring run as she connected on both of her field goal attempts, all four of her free throw attempts and had two steals and two rebounds over the final five-plus minutes of the game.
Gold Pitchfork - Carlota Ciganda (W. Golf) Also nominated (listed alphabetically): Daniel Auberry (M. Track & Field); Katelyn Boyd (Softball); Chanse Creekmur (M. Basketball); Philip Francis (M. Golf); Trent Lockett (M. Basketball); Dominique' Maloy (W. Track & Field); Riccio Torrez (Baseball)
Ciganda took individual medalist honors at the Northrop Grumman regional challenge, winning the tournament two years after Sun Devil Juliana Murcia
Also nominated (listed alphabetically): Daniel Auberry (M. Track & Field); Katelyn Boyd (Softball); Chanse Creekmur (M. Basketball); Philip Francis (M. Golf); Trent Lockett (M. Basketball); Dominique' Maloy (W. Track & Field); Riccio Torrez (Baseball)